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Hermes

   

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Description: Hermes is the Greek God of commerce and the herald and messenger to the Greek Gods. He often escorted the dead to the underworld. He is principally a god of boundaries, hence his designation as God of travelers (who cross boundaries), thieves (who transgress boundaries) and psycho pomp. Erect phallus statues called "herms" guarded the boundaries of the ancient Greek's home, and piles of rocks called "hermes" delineated land boundaries. Hermes is an androgynous trickster God, often housed in the same body as Aphrodite. Hermes can be compared to the Roman Mercury, as well as to the Teutonic Gods, Teutatis and Woden. He is one of the Twelve Olympian Gods in the Greek pantheon.

 
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